Edward S. Macias, PhD, the chief academic officer at Washington University for
the past 25 years, will step down from his position as provost and executive vice chancellor at the end of the academic year, on June 30, 2013.
“Ed has led many important efforts that have strengthened the quality of our faculty, expanded our academic programs, enhanced the diversity of our community, and enriched the overall academic experience of our students,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton says. “He has been a trusted adviser and friend, and I am grateful for the guidance he has provided to my colleagues and me during his impressive career.”
Macias, the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, joined the university in 1970 as assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences. He served in various positions including professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, director of the summer school, and dean of Arts & Sciences.
During a year’s sabbatical, Chancellor Wrighton has tapped Macias to lead an effort to explore the university’s approach to online education and seek to better leverage advances in educational technologies to enhance Washington University’s reach and impact.